SLU LAW Adds Three Scholars to the Faculty for the Fall
Federal health law policy advisor Jamille Fields Allsbrook; national bar reform advocate and legal profession scholar Marsha Griggs; and law and inequality scholar Jeremiah Ho will join the School of Law in July.
Saint Louis University School of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of three full-time professors to the faculty for July 2023, enhancing the breadth and depth of the faculty expertise and scholarship at the School of Law.
“I could not be more pleased about the addition of these three outstanding scholars to our strong faculty body,” said Dean William P. Johnson. “Professors Jamille Fields Allsbrook, Marsha Griggs, and Jeremiah Ho bring with them a commitment to justice-driven work, considerable expertise in their respective areas, and national prominence. Each of these professors have demonstrated a formidable combination of teaching prowess and scholarly excellence that will benefit the entire SLU LAW community.”
Jamille Fields Allsbrook
Jamille Fields Allsbrook comes to the School of Law faculty after an impressive career in policy research and advising. Most recently, she served as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Population Affairs in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She has past experience at the Center for American Progress as the director of women’s health and rights. She gained her classroom experience from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she designed and taught a course on health care reform. Prior to Maryland, she served as a clinical fellow and staff attorney at Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation.
“After a decade spent using the law to advance health equity in Washington, D.C., I am excited to return to my alma mater and hometown,” said Fields Allsbrook. “SLU LAW helped determine the trajectory of my career - not only through the legal education I received but also the connections and ongoing support I have benefited from, even after graduation. I am humbled to be in a position to return and contribute to the law school, university, and St. Louis community."
Marsha Griggs joins the School of Law from Washburn School of Law, where she is an associate professor and directs the academic enrichment and bar readiness programs. Professor Griggs is an outspoken advocate for access to the legal profession and equitable practices in regulatory licensing. She is Chair of the AALS Section on Academic Support and the Bar Advocacy Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators. She also serves on the executive boards for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and CASA of Douglas County, KS. Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Texas A&M Law Review, the Journal of Legal Education, SMU Law Review Forum, Northwestern Law Review of Note, and the Howard Law Journal.
“I am thrilled to be welcomed into the SLU LAW faculty. SLU’s mission of leadership and service resonates with me. I am proud to play a role in preparing students to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction in the practice of law. There is no greater impact that we can have on the future of our nation and the rule of law than to train the fertile minds of new attorneys to defend and uphold them. It is an honor to join a faculty of leaders in scholarship, teaching, and service, to do this important work.”
Jeremiah Ho joins the School of Law from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. His research focuses on topics related to law and inequality, mostly with respect to sexuality/gender, race, and culture. He also writes extensively on legal education, methodology, and theory. Professor Ho recently received the Dukeminier Award from The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, which recognizes the best in LGBTQIA+ scholarship published in law reviews each year. Professor Ho’s articles have appeared in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Georgetown Law Journal Online, the Journal of Legal Education, the Utah Law Review, the Kentucky Law Journal, the American University Journal on Gender, Social Policy, and the Law, the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, and others. As a regular contributor to the Humans Rights at Home Blog, Professor Ho’s shorter pieces on sexuality and race often garner mentioning by SCOTUS Blog. Prior to UMass, Professor Ho was a visiting associate professor at Washburn University School of Law.
“Knowing that I’ll soon be joining the faculty and teaching new students at SLU has brought me so much joy and excitement in these last months,” said Ho. “What I see at SLU LAW is an amazing and talented family of students, staff, and faculty committed to serving and advancing justice within the social movements of our times. For me personally, this opportunity is an invitation to bring my experiences in teaching, scholarship, and service to a new door and to a broader community so that I can continue to learn and extend my development in caring for others through law and civic engagement. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”